• NEWS AND NOTES: Reba McEntire, Sam Hunt, Dalton Dover, Luke Grimes

    Reba McEntire is set to appear on The Talk on Friday (January 6th) on CBS. She will talk about her new Lifetime movie, The Hammer, which premieres on Saturday (January 7th) at 8pm ET/7pm CT.

    Sam Hunt kicked off the New Year by appearing on The Kelly Clarkson Show to perform “Wishful Drinking” with Ingrid Andress earlier this week.

    Dalton Dover has been named one of Amazon Music’s 2023 “Breakthrough Artists to Watch: Country Class.” Jackson Dean, Nate Smith, Madeline Edwards and Megan Moroney, among others. These artists will be featured on Amazon Music “Breakthrough” playlists and on the “Country Heat Weekly” podcast (hosted by Kelly Sutton and Amber Anderson) .

    Luke Grimes‘ debut song, “No Horse To Ride,” was featured in the mid-season finale of the hit Paramount Television show, Yellowstone, this past Sunday (January 1st). Luke, who plays Kayce Dutton on the show, was just signed to Universal Music Group/Mercury Nashville. He co-wrote the song with hit tunesmiths Jonathan Singleton and Tony Lane.
  • LUKE GRIMES RELEASES DEBUT COUNTRY SONG “NO HORSE TO RIDE.”

    photo credit: Taylor Sheridan

    Mercury Nashville / Range Music recording artist Luke Grimes releases his debut country song “No Horse To Ride” today, Dec. 16. Grimes, who wrote the new tune with Jonathan Singleton and Tony Lane, is also credited with percussion and acoustic guitar on the Dave Cobb produced track.

    “I think of music as sort of a first love; it was my first creative outlet,” shares Grimes. “To be at the start of this journey, putting my own music out into the world, is beyond a dream come true. I’m grateful to the people who helped make this happen and to anyone who connects with these songs, I will do my best to keep them honest.”

    Listen to Luke Grimes’ “No Horse To Ride” HERE

    Grimes, widely known for his role as Kayce Dutton on TV’s #1 show Yellowstone, has made no secret of his love of music and now, his own song “No Horse To Ride” is set to be featured on the show’s mid-season finale on Jan. 1 (Paramount Network).

    When not on set, Grimes can be found spinning his favorite country albums and songwriting at home in Montana or in Nashville writing with some of Music Row’s elite including Jonathan Singleton, Tony Lane, Randy Montana, Brent Cobb, Jamey Johnson, Love Junkies, Josh Osborne, Jon Randall, and Jessi Alexander.

    Grimes grew up playing music in the church as the son of a Pentecostal pastor. His father also laid the foundation for the music he loves, introducing him to the works of Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, and Waylon Jennings. The Ohio native is now finding his own voice and style as an artist, inspired by the likes of Colter Wall, Ruston Kelly, Paul Cauthen, and the late Townes Van Zandt.

    “No Horse To Ride” is the first song on Grimes’ forthcoming project with Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriter Dave Cobb.

     

    “No Horse To Ride” Lyrics

    I’d be spinning my wheels going nowhere fast

    Pocket full of sorries and an empty glass

    All hat and no cattle and some tumbleweed boots

    I’d be blowing in the wind if I didn’t have you

     

    I’d be a drunk without a drink to drink

    A guitar with a broken string

    Without you, I’d be a falling star without a midnight sky

    A cowboy with no horse to ride

     

    I’d be driving in the dark with no headlights on

    On a one way highway that didn’t go home

    I’d have to borrow from the devil just to pay my dues

    I’d have nothing worth having if I didn’t have you

     

    I’d be a drunk without a drink to drink

    A guitar with a broken string

    Without you, I’d be a falling star without a midnight sky

    I’d be a train running out of tracks

    Missing pages in a paperback

    Without you, I’d be the kind of lost that’s hard to find

    Walking through this world alive

    A cowboy with no horse to ride

     

     

  • LUKE GRIMES INKS MAJOR LABEL RECORD DEAL WITH UMG NASHVILLE.

    UMGN EVP & COO Mike Harris, UMGN President Cindy Mabe, Luke Grimes, UMGN EVP A&R Brian Wright, UMGN SVP Business & Legal Affairs Rob Femia
    Photo Credit: Chris Hollo

    Universal Music Group Nashville announces the signing of Luke Grimes in association with Range Music. Grimes, widely known for his role as Kayce Dutton on hit show Yellowstone, has made no secret of his love of music speaking of it often in interviews over the years. The Ohio native grew up the son of a Pentecostal pastor and playing music in church, learning drums at church camp then next picking up guitar and piano. He later became a drummer and songwriter for a country band based in Los Angeles, however, acting pushed its way to forefront of his career. While finding success as an actor in films including The Magnificent Seven and American Sniper, Grimes always held onto his passion for creating music.

    “As an actor, Luke Grimes has effortlessly brought the cowboy lifestyle to the forefront of American culture,” says UMGN President Cindy Mabe. “As a country music artist, Luke has tapped into that same honesty and authenticity to capture a raw grit and pure depth of artistry that will expand the sound and reach of country music.  We are so excited and proud to welcome Luke Grimes to Universal Music Group Nashville.”

    “Luke is a special spirit who puts honesty above all else in his art,” says Range Music Managing Partner Matt Graham. “We at Range are excited to partner with Brian, Cindy and the rest of the UMG team to help him fulfill his dreams of sharing his songs with country music fans.”

    Growing up with the music of Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, and Willie Nelson, and being inspired now by artists like Colter Wall, Ruston Kelly, Paul Cauthen, and the late Townes Van Zandt, Grimes is finding his own artist voice and style. Grimes spends his time away from set spinning his favorite country albums and songwriting at home in Montana. He has also spent many months living in Nashville to write with some of Music Row’s best including Jonathan Singleton, Tony Lane, Randy Montana, Brent Cobb, Jamey Johnson, Love Junkies, Josh Osborne, Jon Randall, and Jessie Alexander, and he is working with Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriter Dave Cobb on his debut album for Range Music/Mercury Nashville.

    Grimes first solo release, “No Horse To Ride,” written by Grimes with Singleton and Lane, comes out this Friday, Dec. 16. Listen to a teaser of “No Horse To Ride” HERE.